Great kid-friendly hotels in Miami
By Rowena Carr-Allinson
Pool at the Setai Miami Beach (Setai)
Right on the oceanfront in South Beach, bordering the historic Art Deco District, this sleek Asian inspired property combines zen attitude, top end design and Art Deco architecture with all the contemporary comforts a family might need. The lush tropical gardens, three infinity, temperature-controlled pools and access to the white sandy beach will appeal to all ages, while parents will be smitten with child sized bathrobes and flipflops. The kids however, will prefer the stuffed lion and turtle welcome gifts and homemade chocolate chip cookies served with milk at bedtime!
Pool at Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach (Four Points)
In a perfect oceanfront setting, this Miami Beach Sheraton property is in the ideal location, both with direct access to the beach and on the hip and happening pedestrian friendly Collins Avenue, ideal for shopping and dining out. No long walks necessary! Among its 216 guest rooms, the hotel has suites, perfect for families with fabulous seaviews as well as a beautiful outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. Other perks include free WIFI, free coffee and bottled water. The breakfast buffet and Sungrass Café are also worth stopping by.
In addition to all the trimmings you’d expect from the huge, revamped luxury 1,504-room resort like the Fontainebleau, the hotel offers a unique kids program: FB KIDS. Children aged 4 to 12 can spend entire days doing everything from scavenger hunts to sports, games, drama, art or music, depending on their interests. Budding artists will love the daily “Creating their Canvas” based on each new day’s theme. At weekends, the Kids Night Out program is all about movie nights and allowing parents a little more me-time in the evenings. There’s a Family Concierge too, so what more could you possibly ask for?
The Betsy (The Betsy)
Right on Miami Beach’s famous Ocean Drive, The Betsy is a distinguished historic landmark hotel set in the city’s hottest spot. With just 61 rooms and suites, families will feel right at home and enjoy an intimate experience. Just yards away from the beach, where you can kick back on the hotel’s loungers, the hotel also has a relaxed courtyard pool and beautiful rooftop Deck for great ocean views. Their BLT restaurant is a treat for carnivores, while Bar B is just the spot for a glamorous speakeasy cocktail while the kids are safely tucked up in bed upstairs!
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Sunset at Loews Hotel Miami Beach (Loews Hotels)
Just a few steps away from the ocean, beyond the famous Broadwalk Lowes’ biggest attraction is its huge dreamy heated pool. Never mind the smoothies, frozen grape kabobs, wading area and dive-in movies, if that doesn’t keep the kids happy, the 790 room resort has a private play area for kids at the beach, water sports aplenty and even a Kids Closet where you’ll find everything you can dream of including toys, books, baby equipment, Xboxes and kid friendly movies. Did we mention the Kids Camp? Kids aged 4 to 12 can try everything from Arts & Crafts to Shell Finding, Sand Castle Contests and Wii competitions. Also handy the lists of local facilities like pharmacies, paediatricians and licensed babysitters.
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime.